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BBL Documents: Video Evaluation Form
2020-21 academic year is virtual; make sure to follow our Instagram page for all updates, event reminders, and inspiration!


Who we are

Building Black Leaders is a student program that:
  • Embraces Black excellence and culture.
  • Aids in achieving success in and out of the classroom.
  • Offers support, community, and allyship.
  • Is designed for YOU and YOUR SUCCESS.



  • Celebrations and education on Black culture holidays and events.
  • "My BLACK Life" Series: short videos that provide glimpse into the lives of Kent State Trumbull Black students, professionals, and alumni, including experiences with racism and their aspirations for the future. Click Here
  • "#Blacklivesmatter: Put forth action" Database Click Here 


  • Black Student Collective: group of students to connect with, relate to, and develop bonds with in and out of school.


  • College 101:  short videos by professionals, staff, and faculty that focus on skill sets, tools, resources, and advice for academic and career planning success. Click Here
  • Group and 1-on-1 Check ins: communication with coordinator for assistance with staying on track all things academic, personal and professional.


  • Identity development: social justice webinars, workshops and events.
  • Career development: tools and resources to jumpstart and prepare for career path.
  • Professional development opportunities to network, learn, and build personal brand.


  • A network of Black professionals, alumni and White allies: providing communication, dialogue and support through social media.  Instagram


contact information

Tiffany Tyree, M.Ed
Program Coordinator